noun, plural en·co·mi·ums, en·co·mi·a [en-koh-mee-uh] /ɛnˈkoʊ mi ə/.
a formal expression of high praise; eulogy: An encomium by the president greeted the returning hero.
Origin of encomium
1580–90; < Latin < Greek enkṓmion, equivalent to en- en-2 + kôm(os) a revel + -ion noun suffix
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Related Words for encomiacommendation, eulogy, panegyric, accolade, praise, salutation, tribute, laudation
noun plural -miums or -mia (-mɪə)
a formal expression of praise; eulogy; panegyric
Word Origin for encomium
C16: from Latin, from Greek enkōmion, from en- ² + kōmos festivity
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